In case you’ve seen an ad for 23andMe, the $99 genetic testing kit that has the backing of Google and a co-founder who is still technically married to Sergey Brin, you should probably know that the FDA has told the company to stop selling the kits.
Four adults have been indicted for their roles in the Steubenville rape case, including the superintendent of the school district.
Just in time for the holidays, the East Coast is going to get a crapload of snow. Who’s the turkey now?
The ballad of Derrick Rose: Two catastrophic knee injuries, 19 months apart.
Who looks more desperate, Katie Couric or Yahoo? #IKeedIKeed
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who famously stood up for female education and was nearly assassinated by the Taliban (only to make a miraculous recovery), now finds her book banned by Pakistani private schools because it is “against our country’s ideology and Islamic values,” according to one official. Sigh.
In Houston, a girl’s 18th birthday party was celebrated with gunshots. However, that led to gunfire that was not celebratory—killing two and injuring 22, some of those injured in the ensuing stampede.
Richie Incognito’s defense of his racist bullying: Jonathan Martin gave it just as much as he received it, or so he thought.
Two military experts say the domestic military base is an outdated relic that isolates soldiers from society.
Is Thanksgiving happening way too late this year, anyway? Here’s a yes argument on that front.
The reason for the fuss: It is a holiday mashup that has happened only once before—in 1888—according to those who track the Jewish calendar. And it is one that isn’t set to happen again for potentially another 70,000-plus years.In 2013, Thanksgiving and the First Day of Hanukkah Fall on Same Date - WSJ.com (via rubenfeld)
I’m thankful that Paula Broadwell doesn’t have my personal email address, that Marco Rubio wasn’t my science teacher, and that neither Todd Akin nor Richard Mourdock is my ob-gyn.Arianna Huffington • Telling Politico what she’s thankful for on this holiday. There were others, but none nearly quite as awesome as this entry.
gloridiamonds says: they are mad because he wants to kill a turkey? correct me if im wrong but this is so damn stupid. Animals are here for us to eat. WE are higher than them on the food chain so plz
» SFB says: Actually, that wasn’t my point at all. The issue is that this ceremonial pardon gets way more attention and consideration than the actual presidential pardons, which the president isn’t doing very many of. Doing it on Facebook makes the whole thing even more flip. I don’t care if you eat turkey — really, I don’t think anyone should give a flip about what’s on anyone’s table tomorrow. This, however, is just a weird tradition. — Ernie @ SFB